Noella BYHRE

BYHRE, Noella Dec. 22, 1919 – Sept 3, 2013. A WOMEN WELL LOVED AND A LIFE WELL LIVED. Noella passed away peacefully at the Dr. Al Hogg Pavilion in White Rock where she spent the last few weeks of her life happy and with loved ones. At nearly 94 Noella lived such a long, healthy and full life, she was predeceased by husband, Irivine, brothers Fernand and Earnest and sister Laurette. She is survived by her sisters Gladys, Lorrainne & Beulah, daughter Karen Hampton (Bill), grandson Byron Hampton (Cathy), granddaughter Kim Houlihan (Scott and daughter Meghan), great grandchildren Zachary and Maddison Hampton. Born into a poor but strong French Canadian family in Jackfish Lake, Saskatchewan Noella moved West in the 1930’s, settled in the Lower Mainland in the 1950’s and finally in White Rock in the early 1970’s. Noella spent much of her life working with mentally challenged adults who she lovingly referred to as “her children”. A welder for Boeing during the war, buying and selling neighborhood grocery stores, Noella’s life and careers were as diverse as the span of history that she lived through.

For the past 30 years Noella was an active volunteer in the White Rock Community. Known to so many as Grandmamma, she touched many lives, brought so much joy & inspiration to all who knew her. At Noella’s request there will be no service. Our love and fond memories will be with her forever.

The family wishes to thank the 5th floor staff at Peach Arch Hospital, the staff at the Dr. Al Hogg Pavilion, a special thank you to Dr. Valerie Raffle for years of warm and loving care. Adieu Noella notre amour est avec vous pour l’eternite.

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